An Investigation of Reasonable Workplace Accommodations for People with Psychiatric Disabilities: Quantitative Findings from a Multi-Site Study
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Despite the requirement of many employers to provide accommodations in the workplace for individuals with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the preponderance of accommodations that have been described in the literature concern physical rather than psychiatric disabilities. This study was an exploratory, descriptive, longitudinal, multi-site investigation of reasonable workplace accommodations for individuals with psychiatric disabilities involved in supported employment programs. We discuss the functional limitations and reasonable accommodations provided to 191 participants and the characteristics of 204 employers and 22 service provider organizations participating in the study. Implications for service providers and administrators in supported employment programs are discussed.
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Community Mental Health Journal
Volume 38, Issue 1 , pp 35-50
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- reasonable accommodations
- psychiatric disability
- vocational rehabilitation
- supported employment
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 940 Commonwealth Avenue West, Boston, MA, 02215
- 2. Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, USA